Game Notes: Oct. 17 vs. New York Islanders

The Winnipeg Jets play the third game of a five-game homestand tonight against the New York Islanders…The Jets fell 4-2 to the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night and have lost the first two games of the homestand…The Jets continue the homestand Sunday against the Edmonton Oilers.

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Last Game

Oct. 15 vs. ARI – 4-2 L
Jets Scorers: Scheifele (4), Connor (3)
Coyotes Scorers: Garland (3), Dvorak (1, 2), Schmaltz (3)

Jets Goaltender: Hellebuyck (31 sv, 4 ga)
Coyotes Goaltender: Kuemper (38 sv, 2 ga)

Jets PP: 2-for-6
Jets PK:
0-for-2

Recap: Mark Scheifele opened the scoring for the Jets 7:35 into the game on the power play, but Winnipeg surrendered the next four goals and lost 4-2 to the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night…Kyle Connor finished the scoring with a power play goal in the third period…Adam Lowry led the Jets with six hits, while Andrew Copp won 11-of-15 (73%) face-offs.

Three Stars: 1. Dvorak 2. Ekman-Larsson 3. Scheifele

Next Five Games

Date

Time (Local)

Opponent

Venue

TV

Radio

Oct. 20

6:00 p.m.

Edmonton

Bell MTS Place

Sportsnet

TSN 1290

Oct. 22

7:00 p.m.

Los Angeles

Bell MTS Place

TSN3

TSN 1290

Oct. 26

8:00 p.m.

Calgary

Mosaic Stadium (Regina)

CBC

TSN 1290

Oct. 29

7:00 p.m.

At Anaheim

Honda Center

TSN3

TSN 1290

Nov. 1

7:30 p.m.

At San Jose

SAP Center

TSN3

TSN 1290

 

Getting Comfy at Home

The Jets are in the midst of five consecutive home games and are the home team for six consecutive games including the 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic on Oct. 26 against the Calgary Flames…Winnipeg is also in the midst of nine of 13 games at Bell MTS Place…In the 2019 calendar year, the Jets are 13-8-2 on home ice, but have lost five of their past six home games dating back to last season.

 

Facing Eastward

tonight marks Winnipeg’s sixth game against an Eastern Conference opponent in nine outings to start the season…The Jets are 2-3-0 against the Eastern Conference this season…All five games have come against a team from the Metropolitan Division…Winnipeg’s first game against an Atlantic Division opponent doesn’t occur until Nov. 14 at Florida, which is Winnipeg’s 20th game of the season…Last season, the Jets went 18-12-2 against the Eastern Conference, including 11-5-0 against the Metropolitan Division.

 

 

Well Behaved

The Jets are leading the NHL in fewest penalty minutes per game with an average of just four penalty minutes…Winnipeg has been shorthanded 15 times compared to being on the power play 27 times…The Jets have played 21:15 more on the power play than the penalty kill this season, which leads the NHL by nearly 10 minutes.

 

One From 700

Jets head coach Paul Maurice is one victory away from 700 wins…His 699 career wins is seventh all-time in the NHL…He’s third in wins among active NHL coaches, behind Joel Quenneville (892) and Barry Trotz (813)…With the Jets, Maurice is 239-166-48 for a .581 points percentage, making it his most successful NHL coaching stint…Maurice has coached 1,537 NHL games, which is sixth-most in NHL history.

 

Streaking Scheifele

Mark Scheifele has scored in three consecutive games and is riding a five-game point streak, which is tied for the longest by a member of the Jets this season…It’s his eighth career goal scoring streak of three games or more…The longest goal scoring streak of his career is four games, which happened from Dec. 11-16 last season…Along with teammate Patrik Laine, Scheifele has a share of the NHL scoring lead with 12 points (4G, 8A) in eight games…During the past two seasons, Scheifele’s 42 goals leads the Jets and is tied for 15th in the NHL…Tuesday was Scheifele’s fourth multi-point game of the season, which is tied for the NHL lead.

 

Setting Things Up

Patrik Laine registered his ninth assist of the season on Tuesday to become the first player in franchise history to have nine assists in the team’s first eight games of a season…He leads the Jets in scoring with 12 points (3G, 9A) in eight games, which is tied for first in the NHL…With 113 goals and 83 assists in his career, Laine is on pace to have more assists than goals in a season for the first time in his career…He was selected as the NHL’s Second Star of the Week on Monday after posting eight points (2G, 6A) in four games last week…It’s the fifth time in his career he’s been selected as one of the NHL’s stars of the week.

 

Player Quick Hits

  • Josh Morrissey had two assists on Tuesday to extend his team-leading assist streak to four games.
  • Scheifele and Laine have a share of the NHL lead in even strength points with nine.
  • Laine is tied for second in the NHL with 10 takeaways.
  • Neal Pionk leads the NHL in total ice time with 185:24.
  • Adam Lowry is third in the NHL with 31 hits.
  • Kyle Connor’s 4.13 shots per game is eighth in the NHL.
  • Andrew Copp’s 11 face-off wins on Tuesday is tied for the fourth most he’s had in a game in his career…It marked the sixth time he’s won 10 face-offs or more in a game.

 

Jets vs. Islanders Information

All-Time Record: 26-30-8
Home: 10-15-7
Road: 16-15-1
At Bell MTS Place: 2-4-4
At Barclays Center: 2-2-0
At Nassau Coliseum: 14-13-1
Media Guide Page: http://jetsmedia.ca/new-york-islanders

Series Notes
  • The Jets have points in four of their past eight games against the Islanders (3-4-1).
  • The Jets franchise has points in eight of their past 13 home games against the Islanders (4-5-4). 
  • The Jets have scored a power play goal in nine of their past 11 games against the Islanders (10-for-40, 25.0%).
  • Winnipeg has scored a power play goal in five consecutive home games against the Islanders (5-for-20, 25.0%).
  • Bryan Little leads the Jets with 22 points (8G, 14A) in 32 career games against the Islanders…His 32 games against the Islanders is the most by any player in franchise history.
  • Blake Wheeler has points in four consecutive games against the Islanders (1G, 5A).
  • Adam Lowry has a 27.3% shooting percentage against the Islanders during his career with six goals on 22 shots.
  • New York native Anthony Bitetto has four of his 18 career assists against the Islanders, including his only assist this season.

 

Career Scoring vs. Islanders

Player

GP

G

A

Pts

PPG

Bryan Little

32

8

14

22

0.69

Blake Wheeler

31

3

19

22

0.71

Mathieu Perreault

20

3

7

10

0.50

Adam Lowry

11

6

3

9

0.82

Mark Letestu

20

3

5

8

0.40

Nathan Beaulieu

14

1

6

7

0.50

Mark Scheifele

12

4

3

7

0.58

Nikolaj Ehlers

9

2

4

6

0.67

Dmitry Kulikov

26

1

4

5

0.19

Anthony Bitetto

7

0

4

4

0.57

Kyle Connor

5

1

3

4

0.80

Patrik Laine

7

1

3

4

0.57

Neal Pionk

6

1

3

4

0.67

Tucker Poolman

3

1

0

1

0.33

Mason Appleton

2

0

0

0

0.00

Gabriel Bourque

9

0

0

0

0.00

Andrew Copp

8

0

0

0

0.00

Carl Dahlstrom

2

0

0

0

0.00

Ville Heinola

1

0

0

0

0.00

Josh Morrissey

4

0

0

0

0.00

Jack Roslovic

2

0

0

0

0.00

 
Career Goaltending Against the Islanders

Player

GP

W

L

OTL

ShO

Sv%

GAA

Connor Hellebuyck

5

3

2

0

0

0.913

3.07

Laurent Brossoit

1

0

1

0

0

0.879

4.00

 
Former Islanders Playing for the Jets

None

Former Jets Playing for the Islanders

F – Andrew Ladd

Upcoming Milestones

Anthony Bitetto
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes for 100 for his NHL career.
Gabriel Bourque
  • Needs three points for 100 for his NHL career.
Kyle Connor
  • Needs five points to pass Todd White (136) for 21st in franchise scoring.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Needs eight goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Dmitry Kulikov
  • Needs one penalty minute to reach 400 for his NHL career.
Patrik Laine
  • Needs one point to pass Marc Savard (196) for 13th in franchise scoring.
  • Needs four points to reach 200 for his NHL career.
  • Needs eight penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Mark Letestu
  • Needs seven goals to reach 100 for his NHL career.
  • Needs 10 penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career.
Bryan Little
  • Needs nine penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
Adam Lowry
  • Needs two goals to pass Toby Enstrom (54) for 20th in goals in franchise history.
  • Needs eight penalty minutes reach 200 for his NHL career.
Mathieu Perreault
  • Needs one point to reach 200 as a member of the Jets.
  • Needs eight penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • Needs three assists to reach 400 as a member of the Jets franchise.
  • Needs five goals to reach 200 as a member of the Jets franchise.

Recently Accomplished Milestones

Andrew Copp
  • 13 vs PIT – Played in his 300th NHL game.
Nikolaj Ehlers
  • 3 at NYR – Reached 200 points for his NHL career.
  • 4 at NJD – Played in the 300th game of his NHL career.
Blake Wheeler
  • 10 vs. MIN – Reached 700 points for his NHL career.

Recent Transactions

Sept. 27 – Signed F – Patrik Laine to a two-year, $6.75 million AAV contract
Sept. 28 – Signed F – Kyle Connor to a seven-year, $7.14 million AAV contract
Sept. 30 – Assigned D – Nelson Nogier, F – JC Lipon, F – Joona Luoto and F – C.J. Suess to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Oct. 1 – Claimed D – Carl Dahlstrom off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks, placed D – Nathan Beaulieu on injured reserve, and assigned D – Sami Niku to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Oct. 8 – Recalled D – Sami Niku and D – Nelson Nogier from the Manitoba Moose (AHL), placed F – Bryan Little on injured reserve, and moved D – Dmitry Kulikov to non-roster status for personal reasons
Oct. 9 – Reassigned D – Nelson Nogier to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Oct. 10 – Moved D – Dmitry Kulikov to the active roster
Oct. 11 – Reassigned D – Sami Niku to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)

Current Injuries

Player

Injury

Date Injured

Games Missed

Nathan Beaulieu*

Upper Body

Sept. 29 at MIN

8

Bryan Little*

Upper Body

Sept. 29 at MIN

8

Mark Letestu

Upper Body

Oct. 13 vs. PIT

1

*- Currently on injured reserve

Man-Games Lost: 19

How the Jets Were Built

Drafted (14) – Appleton, Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Gustafsson, Heinola, Hellebuyck, Laine, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Poolman, Scheifele, Roslovic
Trade (3) – Beaulieu, Pionk, Wheeler
Free Agency (6) – Bitetto, Bourque, Brossoit, Kulikov, Letestu, Perreault
Waivers (1) – Dahlstrom

Moose Tracks

The Manitoba Moose lost both games to the Toronto Marlies last weekend to fall to 1-3-0 on the season…Manitoba has a week off before hosting the Iowa Wild on Friday and Saturday at Bell MTS Place.

Broadcast Information

TV:         TSN – Dennis Beyak & Kevin Sawyer
Radio:
   TSN 1290 – Paul Edmonds & Brian Munz

Jets Communications

Jets Media Site: jetsmedia.ca
Jets Media Guide: jetsmedia.ca/media-guide